Bhai Gurdas ji gives so many examples one after another so that we His other works in Punjabi are collectively called Varan Bhai Gurdas. Advance Search Bhai Gurdas Vaaran: Varan Bhai Gurdas is the name given to the 40 Varan (chapters) of writing by Bhai Gurdas. They have been referred to as the “Key to the Sri Guru Granth Sahib”.

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Bhai Gurdas proclaims that all the Gurus were one in spirit though different in body. The 28th Var addresses in the main the question as to what constitutes the true Sikh way of life, and the 36th is about the Minas.

The first var, which is the longest with fortynine stanzas, is a work of historical importance. These vars, which are accepted as part of approved Sikh canon, reiterate or explain in simple idiom what was contained in the Sikh Scripture. The term used for a true Sikh is gurmukh, his opposite being manmukh; sidq and sabr are nourished in sadh sangat or company of the holy, not through ecstatic or mystic experience but through living together in a spirit of faith, gurdass and service.

The life of the householder was to be preferred to that of the ascetic. The Guru complimented him on his modesty and ability, and said that whoever read the Bhai’s writings should acquire spiritual profit and vzran and faith in the teachings of the holy Gurus. He was the first scribe of Guru Granth Sahib and a scholar of great repute. Without proper rendering supportyou may see question marks or boxesmisplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Indic text.

Each of the 40 chapters of “Varan Bhai Gurdas” consists of a differing number of Pauris sections, paragraphs. The composition is a collection of detailed commentary and explanation of theology and the ethics of Sikh beliefs as outlined by the Gurus.


On the whole, these vars form a critique and interpret moral principles in a simple idiom through familiar images and homely instance and give us an insight into the meaning and teaching of the Sikh faith in its earlier years.

Many of the principles of Sikhism are explained in simple terms by Bhai Sahib and at times in many different ways. This technique of annotation was followed later on by Bhai Mani Singh and then flowered into what we today call the Giani school ofhermeneutics. At the time when Sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this varzn faithis a singular contribution to the world of knowledge. In the last stanza 49 die term vahiguru has been explained in the Puranic context.

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Search Gurbani SearchGurbani brings to you a unique and comprehensive approach to explore and experience the word of God. Retrieved from ” https: Bhai Gurdas posits sidq or constancy in spiritual faith and sabr or contentment while still engaged in worldly activity as the supreme virtues required of true Sikh You can explore these scriptures page by page, by chapter index or search for a keyword.

Thereafter, all Sikh places of worship came to be known as gurdwaras. It is a difficult, yet a straight path. Views Read Edit View history. However, the technique of Bhai Gurdas is not to take words from the sacred text and expound their meanings, but to pick up ideas and concepts and interpret them in simple and easily intelligible language.

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Varan Bhai Gurdas

Varan Bhai Gurdas is the name given to the 40 vars a form of Punjabi poetry which is traditionally attributed to Bhai Gurdas. Many of the principles of Sikhism are explained in simple terms by Bhai Sahib and at times in many different ways. The Sikh Encyclopedia Encyclopedias encapsulate accurate information in a given area of knowledge and have indispensable in an age which the volume and rapidity of social change are making inaccessible much that outside one’s immediate domain of concentration.


God furdas omnipotent and allpervasive. The Var36 on the Minas was probably written before the compilation of the Sikh Scripture in It begins with an invocatory canto, followed by a description of the creation of the world, six systems of Indian philosophy and the four yugas or timecycles. Outline of Sikhism Sikhism portal. He was the first bhxi of Guru Granth Sahib and a scholar of great repute.

Since Bhai Gurdas is more concerned with life in this world, there is little in his vans of the rapturous bliss of the beyond ; instead he recalls the disciple to the need of assiduously cultivating an abiding sense of moral obligation and duties. This article contains Indic text. He is not only the creator of this universe, vatan He also permeates through His vara. Elsewhere also Bhai Gurdas refers to vvaran conflict between the Hindu and the Muslim, each vying with the other for vqran, basing his claim on the profundity of their respective scriptures rather than on rightful practices.

The vars of Bhai Gurdas are also spiritual rather than heroic in theme. Part of a series on. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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